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Christ Centered Yoga
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
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40 Days for Life
12:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Join us for this time of peaceful, prayerful, pro-life outreach.
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Baptismal Preparation Class
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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Soup and Stations
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Join us for a soup and bread dinner in the Parish Center Dining Facility followed by the Stations of the Cross.
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Dublin's Irish Cabaret
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
An evening designed to please the entire family, a blend of Irish music, song, laughter and dance. Presented in the Parish Center.
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Soup and Stations
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Join us for a soup and bread dinner in the Parish Center Dining Facility followed by the Stations of the Cross.
Called & Gifted Workshop
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
This workshop helps one understand their call in life through the discernment of charisms, or gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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Called & Gifted Workshop
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM
This workshop helps one understand their call in life through the discernment of charisms, or gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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Called & Gifted Workshop
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM
This workshop helps one understand their call in life through the discernment of charisms, or gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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Communal Reconciliation
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Join us for a sacred experience with the God of mercy.
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Soup and Stations
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Join us for a soup and bread dinner in the Parish Center Dining Facility followed by the Stations of the Cross.
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

If you are new to the area and would like to make St. Francis of Assisi your home parish, please be sure to complete a parish registration and bring it to the office during your next visit. Please, visit our parish registration page for more information.

 



 

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NEWS & UPDATES
Schedule for Holy Week and Easter Sunday
Please join us to prepare together as a faith community to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Schedule for Holy Week and Easter Sunday
Please join us to prepare together as a faith community to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

We will follow our regular Mass schedule on Sunday, March 29th, Palm Sunday. Confessions will be heard on Wednesday, April 1st from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. On April 2nd, Holy Thursday, there will be no morning Mass, Morning Prayer will be offered at 9:00 am. Also on Holy Thursday, we will celebrate Mass of the Lord's Supper at 8:00 pm in the church and La Cena del Senor en el Gimnasio. On April 3rd, Good Friday, there will be no morning Mass, Morning Prayer will be offered at 9:00 am. We will gather for the Liturgy of Good Friday at 3:00 pm. At 6:00 pm please join us for Via Crucis / The Way of the Cross on the parish campus. At 7:00 pm, Liturgy of Good Friday en espanol en el Gimnasio. On Good Friday evening at 8:00 pm, the Music Ministry will present a Musical Meditation on the Stations of the Cross. April 4th, Holy Saturday at 9:00 am there will be Morning Prayer with Blessing of Easter foods (please note there will be no Saturday 5:30 pm Mass). We will celebrate the Easter Vigil at 8:00 pm on Holy Saturday. On Easter Sunday, April 5th, Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 am, 9:00 am in the Church and in the Parish Center, 10:30 am in the Church and in the Parish Center, 12:00 noon in the Church and in the Parish Center and Misa en Espanol at 1:30 pm. Please note there will be no 5:30 pm Mass on Easter Sunday.
 
Now What? Discover: The Trinity
We acknowledge our faith in the Trinity every time we pray The Sign of the Cross.

Now What? Discover: The Trinity
We acknowledge our faith in the Trinity every time we pray The Sign of the Cross.

As Catholic Christians, we are monotheistic, which means we believe there is one God. Jews and Muslims are also monotheistic. However, Christians are unique because we believe in the Trinity, the mystery of three, distinct Persons in one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Please click on the Now What? banner above to discover and learn more about the Trinity.
 
VIRTUS Protecting God's Children
The VIRTUS Protecting God's Children seminar is the adult safe-environment program being offered by the Diocese of Arlington.

VIRTUS Protecting God's Children
The VIRTUS Protecting God's Children seminar is the adult safe-environment program being offered by the Diocese of Arlington.

The Diocese requires all adult employees and also volunteers who have substantial contact with children to attend this seminar. St. Francis of Assisi Parish will host a seminar on Saturday, April 11th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Parish Center Dining Facility. To attend this workshop you must pre-register with your full legal name. The seminar is limited to 60 people, but there are a number of seminars offered throughout the Diocese; please check availability on the VIRTUS website, www.virtus.org. Every adult member of the parish is invited to register and attend the workshop - it is our duty as members of this community of faith to be aware of how we can support and protect all children.
 
Adult Faith Formation Opportunity for Lent
For many of us, it is a challenge to balance the commitments and obligations toward our family, our jobs and our faith.

Adult Faith Formation Opportunity for Lent
For many of us, it is a challenge to balance the commitments and obligations toward our family, our jobs and our faith.

During the Lenten season, additional events and obligations may prove to be overwhelming. If this situation accurately describes your current sentiments, consider joining Matthew Kelly for: "The Best Lent Ever." Many of you were introduced to Matthew through his book, "Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion & Purpose." Matthew has guaranteed your best Lenten experience ever through his online program offered by Dynamic Catholic. This is a totally free program that will offer weekly videos and inspirational e-mails that will change your life. Do not give up chocolate this Lent! Join Matthew by signing up today. Log on to www.dynamiccatholic.com and click on the sign-up banner for the Best Lent Ever. For more information, please contact John Habel at jhabel@stfrncis.org.
 
Adult Confirmation Classes
Are you or someone you know interested in completing initiation with the sacrament of Confirmation?

Adult Confirmation Classes
Are you or someone you know interested in completing initiation with the sacrament of Confirmation?

Adult Confirmation classes will begin Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 pm in the church (side chapel). This six week program is for Catholic adults who have already received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist (First Communion) and would like to complete initiation with the sacrament of Confirmation. Please register with Lisa Ostendorf at lostendorf@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4044, ext.277, to reserve a textbook.
 
Lenten Mass and Confession Schedule
Lenten Mass and Confession Schedule
Lenten Mass and Confession Schedule During Holy Week, Mass will be celebrated at 8:45 am and 12:00 noon Monday through Wednesday. There will be no Mass at 8:45 am and 12:00 noon on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Confessions will be heard on Wednesday, April 1st from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. No Confessions will be heard on Holy Saturday.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry The essence of discipleship is that we stand with Jesus and align our own identity with his, and accept self-denial and self-giving, and in this way walk with him to the cross. Disciples go wherever the Master goes. But what if we have lost our way? Please call Stephen Ministry and talk with someone so that this Holy Week journey and beyond can be that time in your life that you find and build a closer relationship with God. Please call 703.221.4312 and then press 4.
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body Many Members One Body, a support group for gay and lesbian Catholics and their families, will be holding a meeting on Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 pm in the Br.Juniper Room. For more information, please contact Fr. Kevin Downey at 703.221.4044.
Seasons of Hope
Seasons of Hope
Seasons of Hope If you are dealing with the grief involved in the recent loss of a loved one, consider joining the Seasons of Hope Bereavement group which will be offered this March on Tuesday afternoons, at 1:00 pm. Please contact Lisa Ostendorf at 703.221.4044, ext.277 or lostendorf@stfrncis.org for more information or to register, and reserve your materials.
Feeding the Homeless, Please Volunteer
Feeding the Homeless
Feeding the Homeless Next Saturday, March 28th will be the last weekend for the Winter Shelter. Many thanks to our generous parishioners who have been supplying hearty dinners since November. On Saturday, April 4th, we will begin delivering breakfast items to the Shelter. Details and suggested items are available in the vestibule. For more information, please contact Francia at 703.221.6344.
Easter Memorial Flowers
Easter Memorial Flowers
Easter Memorial Flowers If you would like to make a donation for Easter memorial flowers, and remember your loved ones in this way, please fill out the information on the envelope on the table in the vestibule and drop it in the catch-all slot. These names will be listed in the bulletin during the Easter season.
Car Raffle
Car Raffle
Car Raffle Only 2 weeks left until the Car Raffle deadline - Monday, April 13th by 4:00 pm. Need some last minute car raffle tickets? Contact Kathy Greene at St. Francis of Assisi School or greenek.sfas@gmail.com. Each ticket gives the purchaser a chance to win all five 2015 cars, Honda Civic, Buick Verano, GMC Sierra Truck, Honda CRV SUV and Honda Odyssey Van, plus $20,000 in cash drawings. Unsold tickets and ticket stubs with payment may be returned by; mail, to the school office, or the catch all box located in the vestibule of the church.

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